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“Favorite new spot!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Freres Bistro

Freres Bistro
1A Redefine Building, 42 Hans Strijdom Ave | Foreshore, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 418 1609
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Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Small enough to tailor-make your meal (with advance notice) and big enough to service any function, Frere's Bistro brings Paris to the Mother City. Catering to those who have a palate for honest French cuisine served in a relaxed style that more than lives up the European principle of joie de vivre, Frere's offers its loyal customers the chance to eat with friends, laugh & enjoy. This homegrown Bistro prides itself on serving fresh produce straight from an organic garden to your plate and will delight you with a menu to suit even the most picky of eaters. Sante!
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Favorite new spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

This is a great, intimate new Bistro in the less frequented dinner spot of the Foreshore in town. Limited but well executed menu with French influences as you'd expect. Good service. A cosy new addition to the restaurant scene in Cape Town - can't wait to go back again!

Visited June 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC FEAST & FUN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was my first dining experience at Freres and I am already planning my return - soon! What a warm welcome, quirky but professional service and absolutely outstanding food. There were three of us but we ordered 4 starters as they all sounded so good we couldn't decided what NOT to have! From the starts, through the delicious mains (including some unusual and delicious fish dishes) to the tarte tatin and chocolate mousse to die for...we could barely fit another morsel in by the time they arrived but still managed to polish off every tiny bit. Absolutely loved the interaction with owner and chef Jason Whitehead; it felt like we were guests in his private kitchen.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Great Camembert fondu and fish soup although not Bouillabaisse as per menu.Better to book in advance as there aren't many couvert.Good value for money.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Fantastic new find!! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

So chuffed we have found this little gem. It was an absolute delight. We had dinner with friends and the experience was brilliant.

Good service, good wine, and fantastic food. An excellent apple tart! Bellisimo!!

Definitely going back, and very soon

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Absolute gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Tough to find a negative on this place. The food was amazing. I had the bouillabaisse which was the best I have ever had but all around the table the feedback was positive. The Apple tart was spectacular and loved up to it's promise. Great atmosphere and nice short but diverse menu.

Two things really stood out
1. The service may well have been the best I have ever had

2. They were exceptional at making a person with gluten allergies feel normal and get food truly delicious. Just for once she didn't feel like the odd one out.

I will definitely be back!

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